Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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House Veterans Committee Passes Sweeping “Forever GI Bill” Reforms, including Rep. Peters’ Purple Heart Bill

Jul 19, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) and the House Veterans Affairs Committee voted unanimously to pass a sweeping reform of veterans education benefits that has been dubbed the ‘Forever G.I. Bill’. These bipartisan reforms include a provision written by Rep. Peters to give full education benefits to all Purple Heart recipients, regardless of their length of active-duty service. Rep.... Read More

Rep. Peters: Now is not the Time for Republicans to Double Down, or for Democrats to High-Five

Jul 18, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) urged bipartisanship after a majority of U.S. Senators came out against the most recent health care repeal bill, effectively ending the Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by themselves. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has called for a vote to completely repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would leave 32 million... Read More

Rep. Peters: Trump Administration Admits that Repeal Will Take Health Care Backwards

Jul 17, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) pointed to Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price’s admission that the Republican health care repeal would take America back to a health care system where a serious illness could bankrupt a family, and again called on Congress to work together to improve the Affordable Care Act, rather than repeal it. In an interview with ABC News, Secretary... Read More

Rep. Peters Backs Defense Bill with Big Raise for Service Members, Boost for Navy Shipbuilding and Aircraft

Jul 14, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) helped pass the National Defense Authorization Act, which lays out defense spending and policy for the next fiscal year. This year’s legislation includes a 2.4% pay raise for service members, the largest in 8 years; a 50% increase in funding for Navy shipbuilding that will continue construction of new aircraft carriers and provide the Navy with three... Read More

Rep. Peters Celebrates San Diego Pride Weekend

Jul 14, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) honored San Diego’s LGBT community and marked the beginning of this weekend’s Pride celebration. As City Council President, he led the efforts on the San Diego City Council to oppose Prop. 8 and to join an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in 2007 opposing the Defense of Marriage Act, and he later served on the San Diego LGBT Center Board of Directors... Read More

Rep. Peters, 9 House Democrats Unveil Plan to Help Fix Health Insurance Markets, Keep Premiums Down

Jul 12, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) and a group of House Democrats from across the political spectrum unveiled a five-part plan to stabilize the individual health insurance marketplace and slow the growth of premiums and deductibles. Over the weekend, Rep. Peters wrote an op-ed for the San Diego Union Tribune arguing that Congress should come together to fix the Affordable Care Act and... Read More

Why Congress should fix the Affordable Care Act

Jul 7, 2017 | Op-Eds
It’s hard to find anyone other than Republican members of Congress who think the current proposals to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act are good policy. The proposals are opposed by doctors, nurses, hospitals, faith leaders, insurance providers, AARP and likely by the 22 million Americans who will lose their health care if these plans are adopted. Fortunately for... Read More

Rep. Peters a ‘No’ on Reckless Immigration Bills that would Undermine Law Enforcement

Jun 29, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) voted against a pair of reckless immigration bills that would undermine law enforcement and public safety in San Diego. H.R. 3003 forces local law enforcement to do the job of federal immigration officers and would withhold federal law enforcement resources – including COPS grants and Byrne-JAG grants – from police departments that do not comply. San... Read More

Rep. Peters: Senate Bill Strips Health Care from Millions to Pay for Tax Cuts for Wealthy

Jun 26, 2017 | Press Release
Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) sharply criticized the Senate Republican healthcare repeal bill after an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office found that it would cause 22 million fewer Americans to have health insurance, including 4 million Americans who would lose employer-sponsored coverage next year. The CBO estimates that under the new bill, a senior making $56,800 in... Read More

ICYMI: Rep. Peters Op-ed on 1-year Anniversary of the House Gun Violence Sit-in

Jun 22, 2017 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) posted an op-ed on the Huffington Post marking the one-year anniversary of the House Democrats’ sit-in protest demanding a vote on gun safety legislation. Rep. Peters was the first to livestream the protest, using the app Periscope to broadcast the House chamber after Speaker Ryan used his power to turn off the cameras and microphones... Read More